CELEBRATION OF FIRST TIME FILMMAKER’S IN NEW YORK…

 

New York City To Host First Time Fest (FTF)

First Time Fest—a celebration of first-time filmmakers—announced the programming for the event taking place in New York City March 1-4, 2013. The new festival’s mission is to discover and present the next generation of great filmmakers.

Students can view a Screening for as little as $12.  If you want to get out and see some Amazing New Movies Get Yourself to the Lower East Side This Weekend and do something Different…

First Time Fest will be a four-day, multi-faceted event based in New York City’s Gramercy Park at the celebrated Players Club, founded by Edwin Booth and Mark Twain, the oldest and most exclusive arts organization of its kind. Films will be screened at the Loews Village VII in New York’s East Village.

First Time Fest represents a hybrid between a traditional film festival and a motivated audience participation event. The core of the festival is a Competition lineup of 12 international debut films—from Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Chile, Israel, Mongolia and the United States. Titles include Seth Fisher’s Blumenthal, Amélie van Elmbt’s Headfirst, Luciano Quillici’s I Love You All, Sophie O’Connor’s Submerge, Frederik Stanton’s Uprising, and Amy Nicholson’s Zipper.

The Competition films will be judged by a panel of industry professionals and the FTF audience. All competition screenings will be followed by “hot-seat” discussions between the jury and filmmakers, and all audience members will vote on the films as well. Together, the jury and audience will ultimately select a Grand Prize winner, who will be offered theatrical distribution for their film and full international sales representation from the American film distributor Cinema Libre Studio. Each of First Time Fest’s finalists will receive industry mentorship and a one-year membership to The Players.

First Time Fest will also present “First Exposure,” a series of first films from now-prominent filmmakers. The series will include Darren Aronofsky’s Pi, John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon, Stanley Kubrick’s Killer’s Kiss, Todd Haynes’ Poison, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Jack Goes Boating and Nancy Savoca’s True Love. Aronofsky, Hoffman, Savoca, Poison producer Christine Vachon and Jack Goes Boating co-star Amy Ryan are all expected to attend.

“First Exposure” will also include a 60th-anniversary tribute to Morris Engel’s The Little Fugitive, a cinema-vérité classic from 1953 that was shot on Coney Island and has inspired countless filmmakers. The tribute will be moderated by film historian Foster Hirsch and will include Morris Engel’s daughter, Mary Engel (Ruth Orkin: Frames Of Life).

 

 

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INDUSTRY NEWS: Steven Spielberg to reside and become head film fest jury for Cannes!

Spielberg was recently nominated for a best-director Oscar nomination for his presidential Lincoln.- Photo via IMDB.

As reported by CBC News, Steven Spielberg has been sought after by Cannes officials.  Spielberg met with festival president Gilles Jacob (a meeting years in the making) to go over the possibility of having Spielberg lead the film festival jury.

Jacob recently stated “I’ve often asked Steven to be jury president, but he’s always been shooting a film,”.  Spielberg has accepted the invitation and will move forward as the lead jurer for Festival de Cannes.

Spielberg was recently nominated for a best-director Oscar nomination for his presidential film, Lincoln.

Do you know which Steven Spielberg films premiered at the Cannes Film Festival?

The Cannes International Film Festival (French: Le Festival International du Film de Cannes or just Festival de Cannes), is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres including documentaries from around the world.

Oxymoron Entertainment released their film “Middle Men” at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival. The film received rave reviews and has since been available on multiple viewing platforms.  Visit Middle Men’s official site to view the film… CLICK HERE.

For more information on Cannes and this years festival (slated for May 15-26), please visit, www.festival-cannes.fr.

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING ACTRESSES ON THE 2013 OSCARS RED CARPET… WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE??

The 2013 Oscars Was Marked By Stunning Actresses Who Sparkled in Sequins.  Last Night There Were So Many Amazing Dresses On The Red Carpet Of The 2013 Academy Awards.

Naomi WattsCatherine Zeta Jones, Jessica Chastain and more wowed in metallic shades. The reigning color palette at the 2013 Oscars was pale nude or white, or stark black.

Other trends on our best-dressed list from the night included strapless gowns (Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron had us in tears with their stunning Dior Couture gowns) and lots of diamonds … just not in necklaces. We saw bracelets and earrings, but necks were conspiculously bare. Perhaps the ladies knew that Seth McFarlane’s “We Saw Your Boobs” song would be calling enough attention to their breasts as it was?

 

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1.  Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Couture  (photo via Getty Images)

Jennifer Lawrence at The Oscars in Jan, 2013

 

2.  Zoe Saldana in Alexix Mabille Couture    (photo via Getty Images)

3.  Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive      (photo via Getty Images)

4.  Naomi Watts in Armani Prive     (photo via Getty Images)

5.  Maria Menounus in Romona Keveza  (photo via Getty Images)

6.  Giuliana Rancic in Rafael Cennamo   (photo via Getty Images)

7.  Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta  (photo via AP/Invision)

8.  Catherine Zeta Jones in Zuhair Murad   (photo via AP/Invision)

9.  Charlize Theron in Dior    (photo via Getty Images)

10. Kelly Osbourne in Tony Ward  (photo via Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHO DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO WIN BEST PICTURE AT THE 85TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW?

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN BEST PICTURE AT THE 85TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS?

BEST PICTURE

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SURPRISE FINALE AT THE OSCARS… THE GORGEOUS KRISTIN CHENOWETH AND SETH MACFARLANE TO PERFORM TOGETHER…

Seth MacFarlane and the Beautiful Kristin Chenoweth will be performing together in an Amazing Collaboration at the 85th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW…

(photo via NY Times)  Seth MacFarlane Creating Some of That New Black Magic MacFarlane shows he is a devotee of the American Songbook in “Swingin’ in Concert,”

Under Mr. MacFarlane’s cherubic facade is a streak of mischief. Because he is a great mimic with a storehouse of cartoon voices developed for animated characters, you’re bound to wonder to what degree his crooning voice is a kind of impersonation. Like Mr. Lawrence, Mr. MacFarlane keeps emotional involvement in lyrics at arm’s length.

At the same time, his fun-loving geniality is never condescending. He is invested in what he sings. Discussing “It’s Easy to Remember,” he notes that the lyricist Lorenz Hart could “utterly paralyze you with regret,” then adds respectfully that Hart “was a depressed alcoholic, but wrote a lot of great songs because of it.” The presence of Michael Feinstein— who introduces Mr. MacFarlane, calls himself a “MacFarlane-aholic” and jokes that he is encroaching on his territory — certifies Mr. MacFarlane’s seriousness.

His saucy between-song comments are only slightly milder than his jibes as a Comedy Central Roast Master (most recently of Charlie Sheen).

“Don’t think of this as the music your grandparents listened to,” he says, “but as the music your grandparents listened to while they were making your parents.”

 

 

Seth MacFarlane loves a good song and dance as anyone who’s watched Family Guy or seen the cartoon mastermind’s big band show can certainly agree.

So it comes as no surprise that the first-time Oscar host is joining forces with Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth for a post-Best Picture Award musical performance to cap Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony.

“After the Best Picture Award has been given, Seth and Kristin will perform a special number, and we think it will be a ‘can’t miss’ moment,” said Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in a statement.

 

(photo and via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Seth MacFarlane talks Oscar’s celebrity audience: “It’s a very thin-skinned crowd”

 

 

 

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE 2013 OSCARS AND SETH MACFARLANE THIS SUNDAY?

The 2013 Oscars will be presented on Sunday, February 24, at 7:30 EST in the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Seth MacFarlane, will serve as the host for the highly anticipated star-studded evening!  Hosting The Academy Awards is one of the most high pressured jobs in Entertainment as the second most viewed program behind the SuperBowl with a potential of over 1 billion viewers worldwide.

Seth MacFarlane and his girlfriend Emilia Clarke looking STUNNING at the Golden Globes Party in January…

(photo via JustJared.com)

“The worst thing to happen at the Oscars would be if nothing happened,” MacFarlane told this Sunday’s issue of Parade. “You want something unscripted, something to riff on, something kinda out there.”

There are quite a few people in Hollywood that aren’t very familiar with Seth MacFarlane yet.  Seth is a man of many talents an actor, animator, screenwriter, comedian, producer, director and singer.  He is the creator of the extremely poplar television show Family Guy.  He is the voice for 3 characters on the show; the father Peter Griffin, the son Stewie, and the dog Brian.

Oscar producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan say MacFarlane represents a powerful draw for the masses, especially the younger masses.

“The Oscars have been criticized for seemingly not being relevant,” says Meron, “and that goes to our choice of Seth. He’s a reflection of the current pop culture and completely relevant. We love that.”

Tom O’Neil editor of the Oscar blog Goldderby.com, says the film academy has long looked in vain to find a host who can provide star quality and reach out to a broader demographic — from David Letterman, to Jon Stewart, to Chris Rock (“They were all great comedians, but miscast on the Oscar stage,” says O’Neil) to 2011′s debacle with no-chemistry hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

“That backfired so spectacularly because they were casting for the demographics rather than who is best for the job,” says O’Neil. “That’s what makes this choice compelling. It’s a dangerous choice in more ways than one. We’re handing the Oscar holy torch to the man most people know by his fictitious character Stewie (Family Guy), who is this diabolical character. It’s brilliant and it shows just how courageous the Oscars are. I think he’s going to be one of the great Oscar hosts.”

 

 

 

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CHECK OUT THE BEST DRESSED CELEBRITIES AT THE 2013 GRAMMY AWARDS DESPITE THE MODEST DRESS CODE SUGGESTION……

The Stars Did Not Disappoint Us On The Red Carpet at The 2013 Grammy Awards.  We get excited when the Grammy’s come around because traditionally Celebrities like to take chances with their attire.

 

(JLo at the 2000 Grammys’)

(Toni Braxton at the 2001 Grammy’s)

 

This year Deadline.com reported a memo sent out by CBS executives urging a more modest dress code from celebrities going down the ‘Grammy red carpet.’

“Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples,” reads the memo, which was distributed to Grammys attendees and their representatives just days before the show.

Fortunately for us, the memo didn’t cause a shortage of hottness at the 2013 Grammys.  We can always count on JLO; How sexy are those shoes?

(photo at HuffingtonPost.com via WireImage)

Kelly Rowland looking Flawless!! How Amazing Is her Body???

 

 

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Giuliana Rancic looking absolutely breathtaking!!!     (photo via Invision/AP Images)

Taylor Swift Simply Stunning!!!  (photo via Invision/AP Images)

This sexy dress is the Perfect Color for the Gorgeous Katy Perry!! (photo via Invision/AP Images)

Rihanna Makes Hearts Skip a Beat in this Romantical Red Dress!!!

 

 

 

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MICHAEL OHER FROM BLIND SIDE AND RAVENS WIN SUPER BOWL XLVII SANDRA BULLOCK AND FAMILY CHEER HIM ON…

Blind Side Star Michael Oher and the Baltimore Ravens Win Super Bowl XLVII While His Family and Sandra Bullock Cheer him on….

(photo via Leigh Ann Touny via Twitter)

(photo via hollywoodlife and getty images)

 

Bullock attends the Super Bowl with her son Louis, inset is of Michael Oher (Photo: FameFlynet/Getty Images)

Congratulations to Michael Oher and the Baltimore Ravens for Winning Super Bowl XLVII!!!  GREAT GAME!!!

 

TRAILER FOR THE BLIND SIDE…

 

 

 

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TQS MAGAZINE A SEXY REVIEW OF AFTER PORN ENDS AND A LOVE FOR PORN…

Kristy H from TQS MAGAZINE shares about her Love for Porn and her SEXY REVIEW OF AFTER PORN ENDS..

I’m the first to admit I’m a woman with a very active interest in porn; from a feminist, social and sexual standpoint.

I come from a household with 4 older brothers which collated an accidental collection of ‘family porn’. My mother was mortified, constantly trying to hide what four virile teens and a casually interested father could not.

This meant I began watching porn in my living room (when everyone else was out) at an usually young age. Perhaps not so young in today’s context, with a world of it our fingertips; but in the days of dial-up, having an extensive porn DVD collection in the living room cabinet and easily accessible bedroom drawers was a luxury for which I was very grateful. For those who may be interested, Fuck Truck 4 by British film aficiano Ben Doverwas a particular favourite of mine.

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‘After Porn Ends’ is Available on Itunes.

 

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CHECK OUT THE FILM INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF AFTER PORN ENDS…

“Can They Really Live A Normal Life After Porn?”  After Porn Ends  Check out the Film International Review by Kenneth Dator.

(photo via Wikipedia)

The title of this review, lifted from the publicity tagline, assumes the pitch of a midway barker outside the hoochie-coo tent at a wheat belt carnival. “See for yourself! She teases the imagination; he prods the curious, which is everyone, little lady, to take a peek! Go on now, my good sir, past the pretty lady and the handsome gent; go on in there, right there in the dark—is your heart pounding m’dear—and behold!”

“Can They Really Live A Normal Life After Porn?” After Porn Ends They hailed from the rural South, steel towns, and the San Fernando Valley. As teenagers, and young adults, none of them thought that porn was in their future. They were artists, baseball players, child prodigies, and even Ivy Leaguers. Now, after their lives in porn; they’re television stars, bounty hunters, writers, and social activists. What happened in between?

At least, this is what the press kit asks. But as with the wheat belt hoochie-coo, the dirty little secret is—there is nothing whatever salacious going on. In fact the pitch begs a happy ending. But the viewer will have to decide as the perennials and superstars of a thriving porno industry’s past – such as the late, and charming, John Leslie; its present, the beautiful and confused, Raylene; and those on the cusp of the future, the disturbingly unselfconscious, Mary Carey – wrestle with the hard questions that attend a harder life.

(photo via Nina.com)

Nina Hartley

Across the broad range of passive interviews in this sincere documentary, the title question proves fairly, if not predictably, easy to answer. But the mechanics of the matter rest, as ever, on two obvious crucial factors: the first, a hypocritical society that makes a palpable and indelible impact upon the second factor, that of the personality and emotional fortitude of the superstar sex worker. While the first remains immutable, the second is becoming more resilient with the times. Even so, in the wake of forty years of change there have been some casualties in an industry that, once illegal, emerged from darkened basements and back-alley warehouses to become an arguably legitimate multi-billion dollar corporate global trade. One can dispute the claim of legitimacy on moral and philosophical grounds until doomsday, but, ultimately, money talks.

 

 

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